Lagavulin Distillery

Next stop in our visit to Islay, just after the great experience we had at Laphroaig Distillery,  was the Diageo owned Lagavulin Distillery. We had some great expectations of marketing, high pressure sales, etc. We were disappointed in this regard, but enchanted by the peace, calm and quiet at Lagavulin.

Luckily it was a sunny and windy day so I got this photo:

Entrance to Lagavulin Distillery, Islay
Entrance to Lagavulin Distillery, Islay

There was some showing off just in the reception hall, with a single malt bottle older than I was:

lagavuli - 004 - port ellen los distillery
Port Ellen single malt from the lost distillery – a bargain, right?

Just a quick reminder of the funny spelling of everything in Islay (and of the history of the name):

"Hollow by the Mill" - the meaning of Lagavulin
“Hollow by the Mill” – the meaning of Lagavulin

As I said above, the atmosphere at Lagavulin is much more quiet and recluse than what we had expected. It was a very relaxing tasting, accompanied by a photo history book of Islay. It is absolutely unbelievable how well the place has been kept over the past hundred years…

This is where one can relax and sip a few drams:

Living (tasting) room setup at Lagavulin Distillery
Living (tasting) room setup at Lagavulin Distillery

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